National Armed Forces Day 2024 – Saturday, May 18

National Armed Forces Day 2024 – Saturday, May 18 (Happy Armed Forces Day): History, Significance, Facts, Celebration Ideas, Wishes & Quotes! The National Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on each year’s 3rd Saturday of May in the US which happens to be on the 18th of May this year. It’s a special holiday for the people who work in the Armed Forces since they get showered with respect and gratitude. It takes place during each year’s Armed Forces Week. Because of its recent integration under the Department of Defense, the formation of a single-day celebration for all five branches of the United States military made sense.

When is National Armed Forces Day 2024 USA?

Saturday, May 18 is the official celebration date of Happy National Armed Forces Day 2024 in the United States (US).

National Armed Forces Day 2024
National Armed Forces Day 2024

History of National Armed Forces Day:

The then Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson declared on 31st August of 1949 that there should be a single holiday for celebrating all branches of the military. However, the first celebration didn’t happen in the same year of the declaration. On 20th May 1950, Armed Forces Day was celebrated for the first time. In the year 1962, President John F. Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday to be celebrated across the country.

How to Celebrate Happy National Armed Forces Day 2024?

Join in on a parade

National Armed Forces Day is a day that is celebrated with parades that are arranged to honor the people in the military service. Some other celebratory manners accompany the parades. If you want to participate in a celebration join the local parade event nearby.

Visit a public military display

Military or government personnel tend to set up historical or educational displays for the public on this occasion. Such a visit tends to be enjoyable and insightful. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for civilians to interact with military personnel.

Do some research

Use this occasion to research the military personnel who laid down their lives on many occasions for our country and increase your knowledge and empathy along the way.

Visit a military memorial or cemetery

You can also visit some military memorials or cemeteries on this day to express your respect and appreciation for the military.

Why did we love to Celebrate National Armed Forces Day?

This day serves as a much-needed reminder as to why we should pay our respects to them. People in the armed forces lay down their lives selflessly on many occasions and they will continue to do so if needed in the future as well. This day also is established to make us understand the role of the military in our lives so that all of us have a better understanding of our empathy and understanding of them.

Happy National Armed Forces Day Wishes, Quotes, Messages, Memes, Images, GIFs, Greetings, Sayings, Status, Captions 2024:

“There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” — Gen. James H. Doolittle

“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” — Gen. Douglas MacArthur

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams

“This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave.” — Elmer Davis

“When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death — that is heroism.” — Robert Green Ingersoll

“Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.” — President John F. Kennedy

“The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.” — Gen. George S. Patton

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” — James Allen

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” — Joseph Campbell

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” — Minot J. Savage

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” — Winston S. Churchill

“America without her Soldiers would be like God without His angels.” — Claudia Pemberton

“War is too important to be left to the generals” — Georges Clémenceau

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight — it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

“For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” — Thomas Campbell

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” — Nathan Hale

“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellent. It is a valor.” — Paul Tsongas

“All thanks to the rough and tough men who are guarding our lives and the borders of our country day and night. Warm wishes on Armed Forces Day.”

“On the occasion of Armed Forces Day, let us express our gratitude to all those men and women who have kept country before comfort.”

“They are the heroes we all must follow because they are the ones who truly inspire us. Wishing a very Happy Armed Forces Day.”

“Till the time we have our brave soldiers protecting our borders, we have nothing to fear. Thanks to these heroes. Happy Armed Forces Day.”

“Armed Forces Day will remind each one of us that we are so blessed to have our strong and brave men sacrificing their lives for us. Let us thank them all.”

“It takes guts to be in the army. It takes guts to die for your nation. Wishing a very Happy Armed Forces Day to our soldiers.”

What is the celebration date of National Armed Forces Day?

Year Date Day
2021 May 15 Saturday
2022 May 21 Saturday
2023 May 20 Saturday
2024 May 18 Saturday
2025 May 17 Saturday

Let’s make this year’s National Armed Forces Day a celebration worth remembering for them.

General Disclaimer: Every year, the United States celebrates over 1,600 National Days. So, Don’t miss a single Celebration Day. Chill, Enjoy, and Celebrate Every Day with the Best National Day!

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